Blog Posts Categorized: Children + Family

July 31st, 2017
Which Tooth is That?

By Leah Kinney, RDH, MS Did you know that each of your teeth have individual names? Your baby (primary) teeth are identified by their own letters, and permanent teeth are identified by numbers.     In addition to being named, each “type” of tooth also has a very specific job! Incisors are used for biting… Read more »

July 18th, 2017
UV Safety Month: Don’t Overlook Oral Health

  It’s UV Safety Month – a great time to remember that it’s essential to protect skin from the sun’s rays. When you’re outside this summer, remember to apply sunscreen to an often-overlooked part of the body: your lips. In fact, 63 percent of sunscreen users don’t protect their pucker. Sun exposure to lips can… Read more »

July 17th, 2017
Keep an Emergency Kit Handy for Dental Injuries

Warm summer weather inspires people to get outside to enjoy swimming and sports. As always, with more fun in the sun comes more risk for dental injuries. It’s important to keep dental emergency information, such as dental benefits and dentist phone numbers, handy for yourself and childcare providers in case you experience summer tooth trauma…. Read more »

July 5th, 2017
Should my teenager have their wisdom teeth removed?

By Leah Kinney, RDH, MS Your family dentist recommends that your teenager sees an oral surgeon for removal of their wisdom teeth. But what if they aren’t experiencing any pain or problems with them right now? Although pain is an important factor in determining whether or not wisdom teeth – also known as third molars… Read more »

July 3rd, 2017
Summertime Sweets Can Be Good for Teeth

Sweet treats are a summertime staple, but they don’t always have to be tough on teeth. Instead of sugar-filled ice cream and ice pops – which can leave teeth vulnerable to sugar attacks that increase the risk of tooth decay – consider satisfying your sweet tooth with fruits. Along with many overall health benefits, sweet-satisfying… Read more »

June 28th, 2017
Don’t forget the sunscreen for your sun-kissed lips!

It’s the beginning of July, the sun is out, the lake is still, your deck chair is calling to you, and you are ready to relax. You were sure to lather on the sunscreen to keep the sun burns (and the skin cancer) away – but the likelihood is that you, like most people, forgot… Read more »